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    Phoronix: Canonical Recently Visited Valve To Talk About Ubuntu

    Canonical and Valve are warming up to each other after a recent visit to the Valve headquarters in Bellevue...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3MTk

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    Meh, I really hope we will be easily able to run Steam and the games on other distributions as well.

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    If they tie Steam into the package manager so that updates to Steam games show up in the system updater then that would make me very happy

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    Surely this has been going on for longer than just recently, right?

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    Ubuntu is full retards. I hope steam will run on my god blessed Gentoo distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgrace View Post
    Ubuntu is full retards. I hope steam will run on my god blessed Gentoo distribution.
    =)

    I don't want Ubuntu coders there that's for sure. Linux FWA(Fhack Windows & Apple)!

    If there isn't and package manager tie-ins. Your God blessed Gentoo(A very fast penguin indeed) box will run it with some effort.

    If Ubuntu does get package manager dependencies Valve would be as good as dead to Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgrace View Post
    Ubuntu is full retards. I hope steam will run on my god blessed Gentoo distribution.
    If you are talking about the developers of ubuntu, I can see them easily breaking their OS to add some under developed, highly unstable feature that breaks everything without testing it on a large variety of systems, true. But the users though, just want something that is easy to install and learn, and works. Many computer users don't want to know the inside and out of their computer because simply enough, it is just a tool. Just like how people don't know exactly how their car works, they just drive it. They don't build the engine, or even fix it half the time. They pay someone else to do that stuff for them so they can focus on the rest of their lives like, taking care of their kids, jobs and such. Not everyone has plenty of free time to learn how to compile a kernel while their computer is down for a week (re)compiling their system. Some people just want to load up a usb stick with a distro, install it in 30 minutes and have a working desktop so they can then get to their damn email, edit some work documents and order some pizza online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compholio View Post
    If they tie Steam into the package manager so that updates to Steam games show up in the system updater then that would make me very happy
    I don't get why this should be done any differently than on Windows? Steam updating itself without dependency on a third party package manager contributes to it beeing distro agnostic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhark View Post
    I don't get why this should be done any differently than on Windows? Steam updating itself without dependency on a third party package manager contributes to it beeing distro agnostic.
    It ties in to the windows installer, games can be removed using either windows control panel or steam it self. Windows just doesn't have a good way to update installed software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhark View Post
    I don't get why this should be done any differently than on Windows? Steam updating itself without dependency on a third party package manager contributes to it beeing distro agnostic.
    Because Windows doesn't provide a service for updating 3rd party software. This feature would provide a level of convenience for Linux users that would make Steam far superior under Linux when compared to other platforms. They wouldn't even need to build "real" packages to provide this benefit, just generic "launch steam and update" packages (with appropriate version information). At that level that's something that is easy to run through alien and provide repositories for the vast majority of popular distros. If you don't run a supported distro then that's fine, but if you do then you get a nice little update reminder when Steam needs to update your games.

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